Danceworks 8 WEEK ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS BALLET COURSE
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
WHERE: Danceworks, London, Mayfair.
WHEN: Tuesdays, 1st October 2019 – November 19th
TIME: 18:30 – 20:00
TEACHER: Lika Berkun
This course is for absolute beginners regardless of their level of fitness, previous dance experience or lack of it. You may have regretted giving up as a child, or are just looking to improve your posture, muscle flexibility and all-round health with the one of the most disciplined forms of exercise. Classes will be relaxed and informative providing a sound knowledge of basic technique. the course will have great benefits such as Improving co-ordination, posture, toning the body, strengthening and lengthening of muscles and musicality. It will be held in one of Dancework’s lovely studios in complete privacy with a small number of participants to ensure that you gain the most benefit possible from the 8-week course.
Course content will include (but not limited to) :
- Posture and placement work
- Improve core strength
- Basic steps
- Footwork combination
- Improve muscle tone in a long lean elegant way
- Improve flexibility, all while dancing!
- Barre work with basic easy to follow exercises to focus on correct technique
- Centre practice, including:
- Port de Bras
About Lika Berkun
Originally born in Moscow, Russia, Lika moved to the UK with her family aged 6. She started dancing all forms of dance as a hobby until one day she went with her mother to watch a performance of The Moscow City Ballet’s Swan Lake which came to tour in the UK and that was when she fell in love with ballet.
After secondary school Lika went to live in London, studying at the Central School of Ballet, where she studied for 3 years prior to joining a professional company. Lika danced abroad in The Israel Ballet, here having the chance to dance in ballets such as Romeo and Juliet, Sleeping Beauty, Nutcracker, Les Sylphides, and many contemporary works as well as some soloist roles such as Fairy from Sleeping Beauty, Snow White and Seven Dwarves and David Nixon’s Beauty and the Beast. Lika then came home to the UK where she also performed with the English National Ballet.